Growing up means giving up your free time to slave away at a 9-5 in hopes that someday all this hard work pays off. Yeah, success would be nice…but so would drinking some mojitos on the beach. Winter fun used to mean sledding, building snowmen, and drinking copious amounts of hot chocolate. But ain’t nobody got time for that. Whether you’re still in school or sold your soul for a paycheck, your winter wonderland is limited to a few hours in the evening and weekends. If you’re a busy bee with limited funds, add some of these activities to your winter bucket list.
Hate Halloween? Same.
It wasn’t always this way. Before October would even roll around, I’d spend countless hours researching what I should dress up as. I promise that I had every costume idea on Pinterest from 2012 to 2014 memorized. But for the past few years, Halloween has caused me a ridiculous amount of stress and anxiety. Guys, dressing up should be fun and creating a costume shouldn’t be a chore. So this year, I’m just going to shop my closet. Check out these last minute Halloween costumes that require minimal effort and are super comfortable (even in the most awkward situations.)
I spent my childhood bouncing between my local library and The Christmas Tree Shop. I fell in love with reading because at least I had something to do at the library. The Christmas Tree Shop didn’t have a toy aisle yet….the barbarians. In college the library was my sanctuary and I desperately miss the silent section. Whoever came up with the concept of open office plans must have been the most focused human being on the planet. Or wanted corporate America to collapse.
Anywho…do you love to read but would rather spend your paycheck on brunch, rather than books? I don’t blame you. I hate rereading/rewatching things, so why bother taking up valuable space in your apartment? The OverDrive Library has saved me hundreds of dollars over the years. Here’s why you should check it out for yourself.
I have zero clue when/where my obsession of true crime started. Growing up, I had a severe case of Stranger Danger. But actually. I’d duck and cover every time a car rolled down my sleepy rural road. Now I realize that stop, drop, and roll is more of a defensive mechanism against fire, not evil humans, but I digress.
I may have been the only child on the planet that didn’t hate summer reading. In fact, I looked forward to it. But nowadays I spend my free time reading clever Instagram captions instead of classic American literature. This summer I’m going to make a point to read more often. And by read I mean sometimes cheat and listen to the audiobook. But hey, a girl’s gotta stay busy during her commute. Here’s some of the books on my summer reading list…
Things aren’t how they used to be. Preteens completely skip their awkward phase and you can no longer eat a meal without taking a picture first. When Instagram was first launched in 2010, its goal was for people to share pictures with the world. While that may still be true, the quality of photos has gone up exponentially. Today, if you don’t have an Instagram aesthetic, you’re irrelevant. It doesn’t matter if you’re a blogger trying to be “on brand” or a proud mom of a pygmy goat. Your photos have to have a theme. As a newbie to the blogosphere, I figured I’d take you along for the ride to discovering my aesthetic with VSCO filters.